City Council Setting Up New Standards After 2019 Hard Rock Collapse


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The New Orleans City Council is working to prevent future calamities like the collapse of the Hard Rock.

A council committee on Thursday gave its preliminary approval to a new process that would provide for peer review of the architectural designs of any building taller than 75 feet.

The ordinance would also require an independent structural engineer to inspect the construction sites.

Three people died when the Hard Rock collapsed in October 2019. Gaps in city inspections before the disaster were found to be part of the problem.

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